Office of Graduate Admission

The Office of Graduate Admission is located in George and Giovita Maffei Family Commons, 29 W. North St., Wilkes Barre, PA 18711. The Director of Graduate Admission is available to answer questions about graduate programs, application procedures, course schedules and registrations, and any other matters relating to graduate study. Contact the Office of Graduate Admission here.

Information about graduate course offerings is available from the Office of Graduate Admission at the number listed above and on the Graduate Course Descriptions webpage.

Accreditations and Affiliations

The College is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Its accreditation dates continuously from 1955.  All graduate degree programs have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

Among the academic programs accredited by professional organizations is the College’s Physician Assistant Program. The Physician Assistant Program was established in 1975. Approval of the Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies (MSPAS) was granted by the Pennsylvania Department of Higher Education in February of 1999. The physician assistant program at King's College has been awarded continued accreditation through 2017 by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA), and has been accredited since 1979. Only graduates from accredited or provisionally-accredited programs are eligible to sit for the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants examination and state licensure/registration. In addition, the major program in Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society, and the Athletic Training Education Program (sports medicine) is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The William G. McGowan School of Business is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The certification program for Reading Specialist and the certification program for Program Specialist, English as a Second Language (ESL), are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Endorsement Programs are approved by the PA Department of Education:  Instructional Coaching, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education. 

The College is affiliated with the following professional organizations: AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; the American Association of Higher Education; the Association of University Programs in Health Administration; the American Library Association; the Association of American Colleges; the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges; the Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities; the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration; the National Catholic Education Association; the National Association of Colleges and Universities; the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities; the Pennsylvania Association of Graduate Schools; and the Pennsylvania State Education Association.

Philosophy of Graduate Programs

Consistent with its history, tradition and mission statement King's College has designed its graduate programs to prepare and develop professionals for business, industry, government, health care and education who possess the desire, skills, and education to accept management responsibilities and creative leadership positions in regional, national and international organizations. King's College also seeks to offer high-quality education in specialized fields of study which not only enhance the student's technical background but also maintain a balance between the qualitative and quantitative methods, and the technical and socio-economic approaches to current issues.

Graduate Honor Society

The King’s College Graduate school is a member of Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL), a national honor society founded in 1990 by former officers of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students.  Before AEL, no honor society was devoted exclusively to recognizing graduate students.  The mission of Alpha Epsilon Lambda is to promote intellectual achievement, leadership, and ethics among graduate students.

The King’s College Alpha Epsilon Chapter of AEL was established in 1999.  To be invited to apply for membership, graduate students must have completed a specific number of credits in their graduate program and place in the top 35% of that graduate program academically (GPA). Admission to membership is based on the student applicant’s record of leadership, scholarship, research and service activities.  Admission to membership is decided by the Graduate Policy Committee.